TaylorMade is introducing its latest innovation in driving irons and driving hybrids with Stealth UDI and Stealth DHY, each featuring SpeedFoam Air, for enhanced launch, distance,and playability.
“With Stealth UDI and DHY, we designed two different, yet similar options to provide versatility and forgiveness that can be a massive advantage for golfers in between their fairway woods and longest irons,” said Matt Bovee, TaylorMade’s director of product creation for irons.
“By incorporating SpeedFoam Air from our P·790 irons and re-imagining the shaping of both UDI and DHY, we created the opportunity for the everyday golfer to be able to rely on two different options at the top of the bag: Stealth UDI with a lower trajectory and more penetrating ball flight and Stealth DHY that flies a little higher and lands softer. With these products, golfers will be able to take flight in the ways that best suit their game and properly gap the top of their bags,” said Bovee.
The Stealth UDI and DHY utilize many proven technologies along with new technological features not seen before in TaylorMade UDI and DHY irons.
The forged 4140 steel L-Face with inverted cone technology, combined with a Thru-Slot Speed Pocket are used to provide ample distance, forgiveness and workability.
Sound and feel are tuned for response with the use of a new SpeedFoam Air that is 69 per cent less dense, giving the design engineers more discretionary mass for enhancing the centre of gravity, without sacrificing on damping.
Not only can these irons fill the gap in the bag, but they can also be tailored to the individual player and conditions of the day, quickly and easily.
There are multiple cosmetic changes to the Stealth UDI and DHY featuring a mirror polish black chrome on the toe, while keeping the monochromatic theme with a slight hint of red to tie into the rest of the Stealth family.
Built for control and versatility, Stealth UDI offers an option from tee or turf. With a low launch with mid-to-low spin in a forgiving head design, it’s built for forgiving long iron shots and stingers alike.
Stealth UDI offers a traditional address view with tour-inspired shaping, a narrower sole width (compared to DHY) and less offset than its predecessors. It’s built to meet the eye of better ball strikers, but offers an enhanced level of forgiveness compared to standard long irons
The weight placement on Stealth UDI is right behind impact, thus the centre of gravity (CG) has been positioned for a lower ball flight, while creating the spin required to shape shots. The centre of gravity of Stealth UDI is comparable to that of P·790, but Stealth UDI has a wider sole for better playability.
Designed for power and forgiveness, Stealth DHY delivers a mid-to-low ball flight with distance properties that rival traditional hybrids in an iron-like profile.
Stealth DHY has an inviting address profile, longer blade length and wide sole, creating a generous strike zone that inspires confidence. A rounded heel toe radius enhances playability and turf interaction.
The weight placement on Stealth DHY is positioned in the sole of the club creating a lower centre of gravity, making it more playable and easier to launch than a traditional iron. That lower CG creates a higher launch than Stealth, UDI giving players the option to choose the launch that best suits their games.
Stealth UDI and DHY become available at retail on July 15 with an MSRP of $339.99 Cdn.
Stealth UDI and DHY feature Aldila ASCENT Black (100X, 90S for UDI and 75S, 65R, 55A for DHY) shafts and Super Stroke S-Tech (50g) grips.
Stealth UDI is available in 18, 20 and 23 degrees for right-handed golfers and 18 and 20 degrees for left-handed golfers. DHY is available in 17, 19, 22 and 25 degrees for right-handed golfers and 19 and 22 degrees for left-handed golfers.